This book highlights the recent substantial advances made in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. It encourages patients to take charge of their situation: to actively participate in t
A comprehensive easy-to-understand handbook that empowers patients by allowing them to take control of their treatment and recovery process.
This book highlights the recent substantial advances made in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. It encourages patients to take charge of their situation: to actively participate in the decision-making about their treatment and to become and stay physically active.
The book is the collaborative effort of three people-a patient, an orthopedic surgeon, and a physiatrist-each contributing valuable insight into the treatment of osteoarthritis and the rehabilitation process.
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"It fills a gap in the literature by outlining a step-by-step process from preparing for surgery through recovery... and addresses aspects of surgery and recovery sometimes minimized by professionals. Recommended as an inexpensive addition to healthcare collections targeting patient education needs surrounding arthritis or joint replacement surgery."
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RON ALLEN is the John Henry Wigmore Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. He has written numerous books and articles on evidence and criminal procedure. He earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan. Both before and since his hip replacement operations, he has lectured all over Europe and in Australia and New Zealand. Ron enjoyes swimming, bicycling, and playing competitive tennis. He and his wife live in Chicago with their two daughters and two sons.
DR. VICTORIA ANNE BRANDER is Director of the Arthritis Center at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), on RIC's Board of Directors, and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University School of Medicine. Vicky serves as President of the Illinois Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and as an advisor to the Women's Board of the Injury Prevention Program. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation.
DR. S. DAVID STULBERG is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Northwestern University School of Medicine and founder and director of the Joint Reconstruction and Implant Service at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. David earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and served his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Harvard University Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program.